Current Affairs 29th and 30th October 2022 Daily GK Update

Current Affairs 29th and 30th October 2022 Daily GK Update

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National News

DGCA granted aerodrome licence to GMR Goa International Airport Mopa

  • The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted Goa’s Mopa airport the aerodrome license to enable it to commence flight operations.
  • With this, Goa will now have two airports, the other airport is at Dabolim in South Goa.
  • The new airport at Mopa in North Goa has been built by GMR Goa International Airport Limited (GGIAL), a subsidiary of GMR Airports Ltd.
  • It is developing the greenfield airport at Mopa under a public-private partnership model on a design, build, finance, operate and transfer basis.

About Goa

  • Capital – Panaji
  • Chief Minister – Pramod Sawant
  • Governor – S. Sreedharan Pillai

Haryana government makes registration of pet dogs mandatory

  • Amid an increase in the recent incidents of dog bites and attacks, the Haryana government has made the registration of pet dogs mandatory in the state.
  • No person will be allowed to keep a dog without a licence and for this, the pet owners will have to get themselves registered on the Saral Portal.
  • If a person is found violating the rules, a fine of Rs 5,000 will be imposed.
  • The state government is also planning to introduce a provision for imprisonment for violations of rules.

About Haryana

  • Capital – Chandigarh
  • Chief Minister – Manohar Lal Khattar
  • Governor – Bandaru Dattatreya

Odisha CM launched first common agricultural credit portal for farmers

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a common credit portal SAFAL’ (Simplified Application for Agricultural Loans) for the welfare of farmers.
  • It is India’s 1st online agricultural credit facilitation portal.
  • The facility will enable farmers and agri-entrepreneurs to access more than 300 term loan products of over 40 banks.
  • It has also been integrated with Krushak Odisha and will have access to 70-plus model project reports.
  • It will also provide the government with complete visibility of demand & disbursal of formal credit across the state.

About Odisha

  • Capital – Bhubaneswar
  • Chief Minister – Naveen Patnaik
  • Governor – Ganeshi Lal

Kerala government approved for coastal highway through West Kochi

  • The Kerala government has approved Rs 184.6 crore to acquire land for developing the Chellanam-Fort Kochi stretch of the coastal highway.
  • A distance of 468 km of the 624-km highway from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod will be built by the Kerala Road Fund Board (KRFB).
  • While the rest will be built by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Amit Shah inaugurated developmental projects in Haryana

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 4 projects worth over Rs 6,600 cr in Faridabad in Haryana.
  • The projects include the foundation stone of Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor project costing around 5,600 crore rupees and the inauguration of the Rail Coach Refurbishment Factory at Sonipat worth 590  crore rupees which spreads over 161 acres of land.
  • Shah also inaugurated the elevated railway track built in Rohtak at a cost of around 315 crore rupees and  Haryana Police Residence Complex, Bhondsi worth 105 crore rupees.

Recent Inauguration by Amit Shah

  • Amit Shah inaugurated Dairy Cooperative Conclave in Gangtok, Sikkim
  • Amit Shah inaugurated SP conference at Dergaon in Assam
  • Amit Shah lays foundation stone of new terminal building of Gwalior airport
  • Amit Shah laid the foundation stone and inaugurated Jal Jeevan Mission projects worth Rs 43,000 crores for 3,143 villages in Madhya Pradesh
  • Amit Shah launched first Hindi version of MBBS course books in Bhopal
  • Amit Shah inaugurated ‘Gatha Swaraj Ki’ gallery in Scindia Museum, Gwalior

Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated ‘Ayush Utsav’ in Kashmir

  • Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has inaugurated the Ayush Utsav at the Government Unani Medical College & Hospital (GUMC) in Ganderbal, Kashmir.
  • Objective – To enable traditional medicinal practices to supplement modern patient care.
  • It was launched with the inauguration of a seminar titled ‘Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare: Ayush, a Promising Recourse’.

Reliance becomes first Indian firm to post earnings call on metaverse

  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) posted the proceedings of its second-quarter earnings call on the metaverse.
  • The announcement made Reliance the first Indian firm to use the medium to engage with its stakeholders.
  • The metaverse earnings call, which can be accessed through any device (even a smartphone), was produced in partnership with GMetri — a no-code metaverse creation platform.
  • The metaverse is a virtual space that is built with the idea to immerse users within the online experience, mainly via virtual and augmented reality, while enabling them to interact with each other virtually. Due to its ongoing evolution, the term ‘metaverse’ currently has no single definition.

About Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

  • Founded – 8 May 1973
  • Founder – Dhirubhai Ambani
  • Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • CMD – Mukesh Ambani
  • Owner – Mukesh Ambani (50.49%)
  • Director – Nita Dalal Ambani
  • Subsidiaries – Jio Platforms (67.03%), Jio Payments Bank (70%)

Delhi airport emerged as world’s 10th busiest airport: Report

  • The Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi has emerged as the world’s 10th busiest airport in October 2022, according to a report by the UK-based aviation analytics firm OAG.
  • Delhi airport has improved its position from 14th place in October 2019, as per the report.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US has emerged as the busiest in the world in Oct 2022.
  • After Atlanta, Dubai and Tokyo Haneda airports are at the 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively.
  • The rankings by OAG are based on scheduled airline capacity in the current month and compared to the equivalent month in 2019, pre-pandemic.

Tata, Airbus to manufacture C295 transport aircraft for IAF in Gujarat

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for a plant in Vadodara that will manufacture the C-295 transport aircraft.
  • This contract is expected to support the development of India’s aerospace ecosystem, bringing investment and 15,000 skilled direct jobs and 10,000 indirect positions over the coming decade.
  • Indian multinational conglomerate Tata in partnership with Airbus will manufacture C-295 transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force.
  • For the first time, entrusted a private firm — Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) — to manufacture an entire aircraft for the military.
  • This is the first project of its kind in which a military aircraft will be manufactured in India by a private company.
  • As part of the contract, 16 aircraft will be delivered in flyaway condition and 40 will be manufactured in India.

Recent Inauguration by PM Modi

  • PM Modi inaugurated AIIMS in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh
  • PM Modi inaugurated 4th Vande Bharat Express in Himachal Pradesh
  • PM Modi inaugurated Shri Mahakal Lok complex in Ujjain
  • PM Modi lays foundation stone of two hydropower projects in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
  • PM Modi inaugurated PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022 in New Delhi
  • PM Modi dedicated 75 Digital Banking Units to the nation
  • PM Modi launched new strategic air base in Gujarat’s Deesa
  • PM Modi launched Mission LIFE movement at Kevadiya
  • PM Modi laid foundation stone over Rs 3,400 crore in Chamoli, Uttarakhand

SAIL signed agreement with Airports Authority of India to facilitate commercial operations

  • The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has signed an agreement with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to facilitate commercial operations from Rourkela, Odisha.
  • The public sector enterprise had in 2018 signed an MOU for use of its own airport, under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN, for the operation of commercial flights.
  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation has provided financial support for the up-gradation of this airport.
  • The government of Odisha will provide security, fire, and ambulance services.
  • The commencement of air services is also important in view of the forthcoming Hockey World Cup, where 20 out of the total 44 matches are being held at Rourkela in January 2023.

About Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)

  • Founded – 24 January 1973
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • CEO – Soma Mondal
  • Ownership – Ministry of Steel

International News

Fiji to host 12th World Hindi Conference in 2023

  • Fiji will be hosting the 12th World Hindi Conference next year from Feb 15-17, 2023.
  • Fiji is privileged to be the first country in the Pacific to host the prestigious event and hailed the partnership with India.
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar launched the logo and website of Vishwa Hindi Diwas along with V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs and Permanent Secretary for Fijian Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts Anjeela Jokhan.
  • The 3-day conference would be held in the Fijian city of Nadi.
  • Fijian Hindi is enshrined in the constitution of Fiji as an official language.

About Fiji

  • Capital- Suva
  • Currency- Fijian dollar
  • President – Wiliame Katonivere

Banking and Financial

Dabur acquired 51% stake in Badshah Masala for Rs 588 crore

  • FMCG firm Dabur India has signed definitive transaction agreements to acquire 51 percent shareholding of Badshah Masala in a deal of Rs 587.52 crore.
  • While the balance 49% of the equity share will be acquired after a period of 5 years.
  • Badshah Masala is a manufacturing, marketing and export firm of ground spices, blended spices, and seasonings.
  • This acquisition is in line with the company’s strategic intent to expand its foods business to Rs 500 crore in three years and expand into new adjacent categories.
  • This also marks Dabur’s entry into the over Rs 25,000-crore branded spices and seasoning market in India.

India Post Payment Bank launched group accident insurance plan

  • India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) has launched a group accident insurance plan with an accidental death coverage of Rs 10 lakh.
  • It has been launched in partnership with TATA AIG and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance companies, and will offer the insurance plan at a premium of Rs 399 or Rs 396 per annum.
  • Anyone aged between18 and 65 years can join this insurance plan.
  • The policy will be issued digitally in five minutes using a smartphone or a fingerprint sensor carried by the postman under the e-KYC (Aadhaar-based) method.

Recent Facility Launching In Banking Sector

  • Union Bank of India inaugurated ethical hacking lab
  • HDFC Life launched ‘Insure India’ campaign
  • HDFC Bank launched SmartHub Vyapar for merchants
  • ICICI Bank launched ‘Smart Wire’ facility
  • DCB Bank has reintroduced Suraksha Fixed Deposit (FD) as a festive treat for customers.
  • LIC launched new ‘Dhan Varsha’ plan

About India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)

  • Founded – 1 September 2018
  • Headquarters – New Delhi
  • MD & CEO – J Venkatramu
  • Tagline – Aapka Bank, Aapke Dwaar

SAIL crossed Rs 10,000 cr Procurement Value on GeM portal

  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has crossed Rs 10,000 crore in Procurement Value on Government-e-Marketplace (GeM).
  • The portal was launched on August 9, 2016. Presently more than 7,400 products in about 150 product categories and hiring of transport service are available on it.
  • With this, SAIL has become the 1st Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) to achieve the major milestone of procurement through the GeM portal since inception.
  • GeM is a completely paperless, cashless and system-driven e-marketplace that enables procurement of common-use goods and services with minimal human interface

Appointment and Resignation

Jay Y Lee appointed as Executive Chairman of Samsung Electronic

  • Samsung Electronics has appointed Jay Y. Lee as the executive chairman of the company.
  • Lee’s promotion is symbolic as he has helmed Samsung in his capacity as the company’s vice-chairman since 2014, when his father & former chairman Lee Kun-hee, passed away.
  • Lee, who was convicted of bribery & embezzlement in 2017, was granted a special presidential pardon in August 2022.

Recent Appointment

  • Chairperson of Air Transport Committee of ICAO – Shefali Juneja
  • Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI) – Jaxay Shah
  • UNHRC Special Rapporteur – Dr. K.P. Ashwini
  • Revenue Secretary – Sanjay Malhotra
  • CMD of India Trade Promotion Organization – Pradeep Kharola
  • Public Service Commission (UPSC), and his tenure will be of two years.

About Rajasthan

  • Capital – Jaipur
  • Chief Minister – Ashok Gehlot
  • Governor – Kalraj Mishra


 India Navy conducted SIMBEX exercise with Singapore at Visakhapatnam

  • The Indian Navy hosted the 29th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) at Visakhapatnam.
  • SIMBEX-2022 is being conducted in 2 phases – Harbour Phase at Visakhapatnam followed by the Sea Phase in the.
  • Two ships from the Republic of Singapore Navy, RSS Stalwart (a Formidable Class Frigate) and RSS Vigilance (a Victory Class Corvette) arrived in Visakhapatnam for participation in the exercise.
  • SIMBEX series of exercises began in 1994 and were initially known as Exercise Lion King. The scope and complexity of the exercise has risen substantially over the past two decades to include advanced naval drills covering a wide spectrum of maritime operations.

Recent Exercise

  • The Indian and US militaries carried out a three-day joint humanitarian assistance exercise ‘Tiger Triumph’ in Visakhapatnam.
  • NATO has begun its long-planned annual nuclear exercise “Steadfast Noon” in northwestern Europe.
  • The Indian Navy has conducted a security exercise, called “Prasthan”, in the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • INS Tarkash has participated in the 7th edition of IBSAMAR, a joint multinational maritime exercise among Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies
  • INS Satpura and P81 Maritime Patrol Aircraft reached Darwin in Australia to participate in the Multinational Naval Exercise ‘Kakadu’.

Important Days

29 October – World Stroke Day

  • World Stroke Day is observed every year on 29 October.
  • Objective- To raise awareness about stroke, its prevention, and the importance of timely treatment.
  • Theme 2022 – Precious Time
  • A stroke is a medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, either partially or completely. This results in temporary or permanent damage to the brain cells.
  • World Stroke Day came into existence in 2006, the same year World Stroke Organization (WSO) was formed by merging the International Stroke Society (ISS) and the World Stroke Federation (WSF).
  • Worldwide, brain stroke is the second-leading cause of death and the third-leading cause of disability.
  • The average incidence rate of stroke in India is 145 per one lakh (1,00,000) population. According to researchers, three Indians suffer a stroke every minute.

29 October – International Internet Day

  • International Internet Day is celebrated every year on October 29.
  • Objective – To commemorate a momentous invention in the history of telecommunications and technology.
  • October 29, 1969, was the first time a message was sent electronically from one computer to another using the Internet.
  • At the time, the Internet was known as ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) and the feat marked a momentous event in the history of telecommunications and technology.
  • The first message was sent by a student programmer named Charlie Kline and the electronic message read ‘Lo’.
  • The first significant use of the Internet was commemorated annually on International Internet Day on October 29 since 2005.


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